Eduardo Reck Miranda was born in Porto Alegre and studied music and computer science at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. Currently he is a Professor in Computer Music at University of Plymouth, where he is director of the celebrated Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research (ICCMR). He received an MSc in Music Technology from the University of York and a PhD on the topic of music with Artificial Intelligence (AI) from the University of Edinburgh, both in the UK.
Miranda is well-known for his pioneering research in Music Neurotechnology, most notably for his work in the field of Brain-Computer Music Interfacing. Currently he is developing biocomputing technology for music using living organic processors grown on circuit boards. As a composer, Miranda’s music has been performed at festivals and concerts worldwide, by renowned performers and ensembles, including Hausmann Quartet (San Diego), Leo String Quartet (City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra), Sond'Ar-te Electric Ensemble (Lisbon), Ensemble Bash (London) and BBC Concert Orchestra (London). His symphonies Mind Pieces and Sound to Sea have recently been published on CD by Da Vinci Publishing, Osaka, Japan. Also available on Spotify and other music streaming services.
Ana María Romano Gomez
Colombian composer and sound artist. Her creative interests allowed her to use acoustic and electroacoustic media, as well as to participate in interdisciplinary projects involving contemporary dance, videodance, performance and live arts. She has shared creative interdisciplinary spaces in music and improvisation with Colombian and foreign artists. She has received several national and international distinctions (prizes, commissions and other recognitions) and her works have been published and presented in festivals concerts in Colombia, Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Cuba, Chile, China, Ecuador, Spain, United States, France, Greece, England, Italy, Mexico, Peru, Russia, Switzerland and Uruguay.
Her interest in documentation led her to produce several publications such as CDs/multimedia, magazines and web platforms. Her creative interests stem in the intersection of gender, sound and technology, listening, sound landscape, noise, experimentation, cyberspace and the political dimension of the creation. She has been working on the legacy of the pioneering Colombian electroacoustic composer Jacqueline Nova since 1999, and curated the 2017 sound exhibition "Jacqueline Nova. El mundo maravilloso de las máquinas" at the Museo de Arte Moderno in Medellín. She has also been invited as lecturer, curator and jury by several academic and cultural institutions in Colombia and abroad. She has organized numerous events throughout her career devoted to the difussion of current creation (concerts, seminars, workshops, etc.) characterized by the presence of featured artists. Currently she teaches at Universidad El Bosque and she is the director of Festival En Tiempo Real, dedicated to the artistic manifestations that within its realization involve the dialogue between sound and the use of technologies. She develops her teaching and artistic activity in concerts, workshops and talks both locally and internationally.
Marcelo Mortensen Wanderley is a full professor of Music Technology at McGill University, Canada and International Research Chair at Inria Lille - Nord Europe, France. His interdisciplinary research focuses on the development of novel interfaces for music performance. He has authored and co-authored several dozen scientific and technological publications on NIME, including the development of open databases on sensor and actuator technologies for musical applications – the SensorWiki.org project.
In 2000, he co-edited the first research reference in this area, Trends in Gestural Control of Music (Wanderley & Battier, 2000). In 2003, he chaired the second International Conference on New Interfaces for Music Expression (NIME03) and in 2006, he co-wrote the first textbook on this subject, New Digital Musical Instruments: Control and Interaction Beyond the Keyboard (Miranda & Wanderley, 2006). In 2008 he was a visiting professor at the Université de Bretagne Sud, France (Maître de Conférences) and in 2011, he was awarded a 2-month international chair at the Institute for Advanced interdisciplinary Studies, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil. More recently, he was awarded a 5-year international research chair from Inria, France and the Francqui Foundation Chair at the University of Mons, Belgium. In September 2016 has was appointed a member of Computer Music Journal’s Editorial Advisory Board. He is a senior member of the ACM and of the IEEE.